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Excel Guide

How to Hide Cells in Excel: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hiding cells in Excel can be a useful way to organize your data or temporarily remove information. Follow this step-by-step guide to efficiently hide and unhide cells in Excel.

Step 1: Select the Cells You Want to Hide

  • Click on the cell or range of cells you want to hide.
  • To select multiple cells, hold down the Shift key and click on the cells you want to include.

Step 2: Right-Click on the Selected Cells

  • After selecting the cells, right-click on them.
  • A menu of options will appear; choose "Hide."

Step 3: Save Your Workbook

  • To ensure that the hidden cells remain hidden when you close and reopen the workbook, save your changes.
  • Go to File > Save or use the shortcut Ctrl + S.

Step 4: Unhide Cells

If you need to reveal the hidden cells, follow these steps:

  • Select the cells adjacent to the hidden ones. For example, if cells in column A are hidden, select cells in column B.
  • Right-click on the selected cells.
  • Choose "Unhide" from the menu.

Important Note:

  • Always save your workbook after hiding or unhiding cells to preserve the changes.

By following these steps, you can easily hide and unhide cells in Excel, providing flexibility in managing your spreadsheet data.